Meet Morgan, a misunderstood porcupine with a big heart..and a very special dream.
At first glance, Morgan seems to be a porcupine like any other. His sharp quills protect him from predators that roam the forested mountain where he lives. In fact, most of the other anmimals on the mountain avoid him, too. They're afraid to get too close to his quills.
After a chance encounter with a bear, Morgan finally makes up his mind: he must leave the forest and find a friend who won't be frightenend of him. Nervous, but full of curiosity, Morgan decides to follow his dream and go on a journey to make friends with a human.
As he leaves his mountain home, he faces new obtacles and dangers, like powerfull waterfalls, noisy roads, and speedy cars. At times, he thinks of turning back and giving up on his dream, but Morgan is no quitter. His courage is strong, and he's determined to find a friend and make a new life outside of the forest. Soon, he finds himself nearing human civilization. When he hears the cries of a young girl in trouble, will Morgan be able to help her -- and finally make a human friend?
About Harry Holmes (Virginia Beach, Virginia Author)
Harry Holmes was born in Nashville. As a child, he loved scouting, attaining the rank of Eagle in 1959, and hiking along the Cumberland Plateau in Eastern Tennessee. In 1962, after graduating from High School in Richmond, Va., Harry joined the United States Navy. After completing his tour of duty, he reentered civilian life as a Forensic Specialist for the Virginia Beach Police Dept., from which he retired after forty-one years of service. He and his wife Carol live in Chesapeake, Virginia. Harry is an avid birdwatcher, photographer, and cook, as well as a member of Writers World and Hampton Roads Writers. This is his first book, and he plans to write many more children's stories and mysteries in the future!